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Ancient, fragrant, fertile, the land of Guatemala has allured wanderers for a millennia. Home to sacred lakes, mountains, and more impressively, active volcanoes, we find ourselves here once again, immersed in the jungle outside of Antigua. 

 

You are one of 25 exceptional minds converging to create an international tribe hellbent on accelerating ambitious and emergent visions in the realm of human connection.

 

You may not know yet but, as you enter your home for the coming month, you are met by the very hearts and minds that will propel you into your next level.

 

You look around the room and can’t help but wonder…

 

What elements of your vision will come to life in this container?
What will feel more alive in your mission?
What will feel more alive in you?

 

There’s only one way to find out.

 

Welcome to Experience House Guatemala.

OUR SANCTUARY

Only 30 minutes outside of Antigua, our assortment of villas are surrounded by the wonders of volcano-side living. Lush jungles, diverse wild life, and of course, the occasional rumble of eruptions. Designed to be completely sustainable, our primary residence is optimized for human thriving. Consider this your sandbox for the next 4 weeks. Complete with a collaborative work space, a temescal sauna, organic gardens, and jacuzzi, you’ll never want to leave. 

AMENITIES

 

WELLNESS

Our primary intention during our month together is overall wellness for human thriving. You can count on daily classes at outside in Guatemala’s “eternal spring” weather. The stillness and songs of birds will continually bring you to the present moment. 

 

MUSIC 

From live concerts by visiting performers to intimate shows performed by our attendees, artists from all walks of life have joined us and used our space where they allowed themselves to be  irresistibly invaded by a powerful, creative & rare energy. 

 

NATURE 

Think: pristine and untouched wilderness meets tranquil living, where the aromatic herbs dance about the flowers and abundant vegetation. Our homes are surrounded completely by jungle life where you’ll be visited by toucans, humming birds and much more daily. You can find a collection of trails within the neighborhood to explore without restriction. 

 

FOOD 

Chef prepared meals using seasonal produce that is sourced from organic, local and fresh farmlands, some of which are freshly picked and prepared from the permaculture vegetable garden! Our menu is curated to nourish our attendees and ensure they feel their absolute best, while experiencing local culinary culture throughout the wide variety of Guatemalan flavors.

Your Chamber

We’ve assorted 4 villas, each with their own vibe. Modern, ecological, rustic or traditional, these home serve different functions for the collective, while remaining a haven for those who inhabit them. Whichever room you choose, you have a space to call your own, but are only minutes away from the action.

PROGRAMMING

The majority of programming at XH is attendee-led, which provides a platform to experiment, leads to a deeply giving and generous culture, and results in unexpected experiences and moments we could never plan for. 

XH IS A SANDBOX

 

To give you a sense of what’s in store, here’s some of the highlights from our last program in Guatemala:

 

  • mastermind sessions, where the collective brainpower, resources, and connections of 20+ housemates were used to solve each other’s greatest challenges

 

  • meditation, yoga, acroyoga, breathwork, and workout classes taught by expert attendees

 

  • daily silk and acrobat classes hosted by one of Brookly’s finest circus performers

 

  • writing workshops held by an award winning poet

 

  • an “Amazing Race” around the colonial city of Antigua that ended in a mixology competition

 

  • a sunset dance party on the summit of a 13,000 ft active volcano 

 

  • an extravagant Arabian dinner involving 4+ days of food preparation, Aladdin-style costumes, an aerial silk performance, walking on broken glass, and a dance party 

 

  • TED-style talks (dubbed “Fuego Talks”) where attendees shared their vision of how we gather and connect in a post-COVID world

 

  • an epic closing party that went until sunrise, featuring some of Guatemala’s top DJs 

 

Of course, no XH will ever be the same. And that’s part of the magic. ✨

WHO ELSE WILL BE THERE?

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Yarrow Kraner

Founder / CEO of HATCH | H360.ai

Yarrow is the Founder of HATCH and H360.ai, is an Aspen Institute Fellow, RSA Fellow, a member of Catalyst 2030, and named 2015 top 100 creatives in the U.S. by Origins. He’s directed projects with Richard Branson, The Rock, P Diddy, and more. He is a pioneer of social networking and has been building communities for twenty years. In 1999, Yarrow created an online network – The Hero Project, which grew to 1.5 Million users and was acquired by FOX. In 2004, Yarrow founded HATCH, connecting global influencers to accelerate solutions for the UN’s SDGs. In 2016 Yarrow founded H360.ai, a machine learning impact collaboration platform. H360 connects people to resources and unlocks the potential of communities and organizations, powering a “Network of Networks.” Yarrow is featured in the book Talent for Humanity,, was honored with the Audfest Impact Award in 2019, and has led think tanks with Intel, Hasbro, Ernst & Young, NASA, spoken at TEDx, Vivatech, EarthX, Day One, and Business Innovation Factory Summit (BIF).

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Dave Zaboski

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Laetro Inc.

Dave Zaboski is a classically trained artist, animator and consultant helping individuals and companies with creativity, innovation and collaboration. Dave worked as a Senior Animator at Disney, Sony and Warner Bros. during the Second Golden Age of Animation. He has contributed his talents to such movies as “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Pocahontas,” “Aladdin,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Hercules,” “Fantasia 2000,” and others. He has illustrated several acclaimed children’s books, including titles for Dr. Ken Dychtwald, Dr. Deepak Chopra and actor Paul Michael Glaser. Dave has created concept art for film and television, shown his fine art internationally, been the expedition artist in search of a lost temple in the Andes and painted for the Dalai Lama. Along with teaching workshops at retreat centers like Esalen Institute, Summit and Rancho La Puerta, Dave also contributed as a faculty member along with Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurtzweil at Singularity University and teaches creativity, innovation and collaboration to entrepreneurs, makers and organizations. He is currently a Co-founder of Laetro.com, a commissions and original art marketplace for artists and customers worldwide.

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Eamon Armstrong

Host of “Life is a Festival`` & ``Psychedelic Therapy``

Eamon was a professional festival reviewer who wrote about the human condition at the most transformational events in the world. His travels lead him through a series of absurd and profound experiences: initiating with the Bwiti people in Gabon using the plant medicine iboga, teaching healthy masculinity to men’s rights activists in Mumbai, and meeting many beautiful, idiosyncratic souls along the way. To share all the helpful and entertaining lessons he learned along the way, he created a podcast that encourages a playful, earnest way of experiencing the world called “Life is a Festival”.

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JC Pelsey

Matchmaker | Mastermind Designer | CXO (team and community care strategy)

On a mission to eradicate entrepreneurial loneliness, JC makes aligned connections and collaboration more approachable – in business and in love. She has consulted global brands and thought leaders on the design of online/offline communities, awards programs, strategic partnerships and experiential marketing projects. Named as a top 10 dating expert to watch, her newest pursuit as a matchmaker for entrepreneurs helps collapse the timeline to find their life partner.

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Louis “Dr. Fish” Fisher

Community Builder | Event Producer | Experience Designer

Fish lives for creating experiences and spaces to foster safety, access and connection. His work revolves around expanding the collective creative expression of authentic and vulnerable depths, while integrating our expressions through journeys of art, play and humor.

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Seth Bunting

Direction | Operations | Coordination

Seth is a spatial and systems thinker, designer, and operator with a background in media, live events, studio management, and technology. His care is in the ontology, sciences, and tools for how we come together and form meaningful relationships with ourselves, our environments, and the experiences we share.

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Marcela Fernández

Founder of Selina Road Trips | Cumbres Blancas org

Believer of alternative education and world schooling, Marcela is an entrepreneur on a mission to educate people through traveling. Her latest project for Colombia was PAZabordo that toured the country with the goal of connecting the countryside and the city, making visible peace-building leaders from the areas most affected by violence in Colombia.

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Artem Polyvyanny

Entrepreneur | Engineer | Experience Designer

Currently working as a technology consultant, Artem believes that impact and change in the world begin from within. He aims to grow personally and help others around him grow and through that impact the world via the butterfly effect.

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Amy Albright

Game Changer | Doctor of Chinese Medicine

Dr. Amy Albright has played at the highest levels of executive coaching and strategic advising to VPs and CEOs in companies ranging in valuation from $10M to $3B. The majority of her clients experience a 300% top-line growth in 2-3 years, regardless of how long they have been in business.

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Susan Barnes

Multidisciplinary Creative | Strategist

Susan collaborates on initiatives that support the regeneration of our Earth and the continuity of human existence on this planet. Currently, her attention is focused on building a co-creative leadership community that centers whole + living systems awareness in order to shift culture from that of Disconnection and Production-At-All-Costs to a culture of Connection and Co-Creation.

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Jasmin Pannu

Creative Director | Copywriter

Jasmin Pannu is an award-winning Artist, specializing in public art. Jasmin’s work in augmented reality murals, illustrations, workshops and artist talks are strongly influenced by her background in psychology and human behavior.

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Haneen Khan

Sex & Embodiment Educator | Coach & Facilitator

Lawyer turned sex coach, Haneen runs a sex education course and is a trained Internal Family Systems Therapy Level 1 Practitioner. She is particularly passionate about how to have more vulnerable conversations in the bedroom, how to unleash our wildest self-expression by valuing and connecting to our desires, and peel away all the shame and conditioning that might have permeated our sexual being.

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Caro Avedano

Transmedia Storyteller | Technologist | Experiential Designer

Caro works as a creative advisor and graphic designer for amazing projects (Hammer and Tong, Reimagine End of Life, Bella Gaia…) while building an experience design collective.

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Melissa Valder

Creative Director | Copywriter

Melissa Valder, the founder of Literary Legacy, is a Creative Director and copywriting specialist. Literary Legacy is a company that produces memoir-style legacy pieces for thriving business leaders, visionaries, and against-the-grain changemakers.

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Andrew Kroeze

Founder/CEO at Tribe of Buyers

Andrew is the CEO of Tribe of Buyers as well as a speaker and coach who has mastered the ability to create massively engaged and highly profitable Facebook Groups.

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Ania Bulis

VP Sales, Founding Broker The Big Sky Real Estate Co.

Prior to establishing herself in real estate, Ania held positions in public relations, marketing, and journalism. Her expertise focuses on resort and recreation-minded properties, placing equal emphasis on the creation of product and lifestyle.

THE TEAM

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Sam Kern

HEAD CURATOR + EXPERIENCE ARCHITECT

Sam is the host and producer of the Radically Different Podcast,  TEDx speaker, experience designer, and world traveler passionate about leveraging technology and live events to foster deep human connection. He has a diverse background as a startup founder, event producer, filmmaker, and technologist. Beyond the world of podcasts and software development frameworks, he geeks out on experience design, community building, interactive technology, hosting dinner parties, deep conversations, and asking better questions.

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Matt Young

OPERATIONS + BACK STAGE GUY

Matt builds spaces for communities to come together. Launching 2018 in Koh Phangan, Thailand, Nomadic6 opened 2 cospaces- a fusion of coliving, coworking and community space for long and short term travelers alike. He strives to bring remote workers, nomads, and local communities together for new forms of collaboration in every corner of the globe.

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Reem Haddad

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Reem Haddad is key member of the production crew for the Envision Festival—a world-renowned event that unites individuals through art, yoga, music, self-expression, and regenerative strategies. She spends her summers in Berlin, producing Tech Open Air, a conference and festival that celebrates a fusion of tech, design, art and music.

Currently, she is our Executive Producer, and helps us bring Experience House to life.

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Pablo A. Fernandez

ADVISOR & CO-PRODUCER

Pablo A. Fernandez is the founder of Secret Table – a company that offers live experience design, consulting services, and connection facilitation for leaders, entrepreneurs, and high-performing community changemakers that want to make a positive impact in the world.

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Melany Fernandez

AYURVEDA COACH | WELLNESS CHEF

Melany is an Ayurveda life Coach, wellness chef, and the founder of Dosha, The 1st Vegan/Vegetarian restaurant in El Paredon. Mel is also our lead chef at Experience House Guatemala.

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Eskil Bjerkestrand

PHOTOGRAPHER | FILMMAKER

For as long as he can remember, Eskil has been very fond of nature and being active. This led him to buy his first camera in early 2018 (A Sony a6300). From there, he can safely say that his interest in capturing nature experiences and activities through photos and film exploded! Being able to help others capture important moments or contribute to achieving their dream with the help of photos or video, is something he is insanely grateful to have the opportunity to do.

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

 

  • A month of accommodation

 

  • Daily chef-prepared meals 

 

  • Full reign over all of the villa’s spaces and common area including an in-house movie room (with a sofa large enough to comfortably accommodate a tribe), a patio from which to view the volcano, and a yoga platforms where daily yoga, meditation, and workout sessions will be held

 

  • Daily access to the on-site Temescal (a traditional sauna)

 

  • 24/7 access to co-working areas

 

  • Weekly mastermind sessions. Leverage the collective brainpower, resources, and connections of 20+ industry mavericks to solve your greatest challenges 

 

  • Event production support. Between our Exec. Producer and the on-site event team, you’ll have the resources to make any crazy idea a reality

 

  • Plenty of “stages.” Performance opportunities to try out new methodologies, workshops, events, and experiences – and gather feedback along the way

 

  • Insider access to Guatemala through our local guides and attendees

 

  • Recordings of your TED-style “fuego talk” (fully opt-in), which we’ll help promote if you’d like us to

 

  • New headshots from 1-2 photo shoots

 

  • Pre-event prep calls

 

  • Access to the Experience House Network, a growing global community of XH alumni

 

  • A month spent alongside 25 multidisciplinary, curious, deeply generous entrepreneurs and creators at the top of their game, supporting one another to step into their highest selves

 

 

There will also be plenty of opportunities to experience the authentic Guatemala, with trips to Antigua, weekend excursions to Guatemala’s top surf destinations, jam sessions with local musicians, and much more. 

This Is Right For You If… 

 

You’re a leader within the world of experience design

You’re passionate about creating experiences that inspire awe and foster human connection.

 

You’re down to co-create

We do the groundwork, but the specialness of our space comes from the contributions of each attendee. We practice the concept of do-ocracy, i.e if you want something done, then do it yourself! 

 

You elevate the people around you

You’re ready to bring your A-game, inspire, encourage the people around you, and generously support the TRIBE – knowing that everyone is willing to do the same for you.

 

You’re open to experimentation

Consider this a laboratory, a playground, an opportunity for you to lean into your growth edge, within a safe, uplifting and  judgement free environment. Try out a new workshop, facilitate an experience, get creative in the kitchen, or ask for feedback. With that in mind, we embrace an opt-in culture & respect where you’re at! 

WHO SHOULD JOIN THE ADVENTURE?

Do you know of incredible humans who need to be at Experience House? We’re offering $250 cash or a $500 credit for each person you refer + joins. The credit can be used on this program or on future XH events. 

APPLICATION TIMELINE

 

  • Now  → Sunday, December 19th: Deadline for Super Early Bird Discount. (submit your application before the deadline to qualify for a 15% discount)

 

  • Sunday, January 2nd: Deadline for Early Bird Discount. (submit your application before the deadline to qualify for a 8% discount)

 

  • Now-January 14th Invitations extended, participants confirmed, rooms chosen, $2,000 non-refundable deposit due within 48 hours of your invitation to reserve your spot and early bird rate.

 

  • Sunday, January 16th: Full payment deadline

 

  • Saturday, January 29: Move-in day + opening ceremony!!

FAQS

What's the work setup?

This is a “work hard play hard” culture where you can continue to do your normal work throughout the month, but in an incredible environment with other like-minded creators. We’ll have dedicated workspaces, rooms for private video calls, designated work times, and possibly even facilitated work sprints.

How much structure/programming will there be?

This is a co-created gathering, which means a majority of programmed events will be attendee-led. This is a unique opportunity for you to share your gifts, collaborate, and experiment in a safe environment with people who will both love on you and challenge you to improve. You can expect things like opening and closing ceremonies, attendee-led talks and workshops, meditation, yoga, breathwork, dance classes, jam sessions, recorded “lightning talks”, nightly family dinners, co-created experiential events, and anything else the group decides to create.

Will there be an extension?

Half of the attendees at XH1 didn’t want the month to end and stayed for a 2-week extension. This time, we’re offering a 1-week integration & decompression experience in lake atitlan for those interested in an extra week of bonding and integration. Book a flexible ticket in the case you choose to extend your stay!

Are there scholarships available?

Yes! We strive to make Experience House accessible to amazing humans for whom pricing may be an obstacle. For that reason we’ve created a limited number of partial scholarships to support humans we’d like to bet on. 

 

Filmmaker & Photographer’s Scholarship

Do you want an opportunity to make amazing content and work with our fantastic team? Mention this in your application!

 

Local’s Scholarship

We’re looking for locals who are very familiar with Antigua & can provide the group with a taste of the real and authentic Guatemala, which other tourists don’t necessarily have access to. You know your way around and love to share that with others?  We want you!  

 

Up and Coming Rock Star Scholarship

Do you have something special to offer unlike anything else? We trust our attendees to bring the magic to Experience House. If this relates, we’d love to hear from you! 

What will be different at XH3?
  1. The people. No more than 30% of attendees will be returners
  2. A larger focus on content creation. We’ll have a dedicated content team whose sole job is to amplify your personal brand + messages through audio, photo, and video. For those interested, it’s our goal to leverage our time together to accelerate the development of your mission and/or business.
  3. A heavy focus on wellness. We’ll be deeply exploring the question of “how can we feel most alive?” Reem Haddad (yoga instructor, holistic wellness expert, and our Exec. Producer) is designing a wellness program tailor-made to our attendees’ wellness goals.
  4. We’re bursting the bubble. We’ll be meeting and welcoming guest mentors in the world of experience design, having dinners + events with Morocco’s top artists, entrepreneurs, and changemakers. 

 

Am I able to move freely in and out of the space?

Yes you can leave and return freely during your time with us, we ask that you maintain covid safe practices while not on site. 

Do I need travel insurance to participate?

All attendees must have travel health insurance. We recommend World Nomads or Safety Wing. By joining our program you acknowledge that this is a requirement, and neglecting to do so waves us of any claims or liability. 

COVID Policy
  • Proof of vaccination and a negative PCR or Antigen test taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel is required to enter Guatemala. If you are already in the country, we will still need to see a negative test before joining the group.
  • We are not requiring vaccines for our programs, though they are highly encouraged. Travel restrictions change daily and movement between regions, or potentially out of the country, may be restricted. Experience house is not liable for any logistical complications pertaining to your travel itinerary.
  • The space is an open container. Though all staff members are vaccinated, you are responsible for communicating and practicing your personal covid precautions.
  • By participating in our program, Experience House is not liable for any health related issues.
  • You can read our full covid policy here.
Cancellation + Refund Policy
  • Deposits are fully refundable until Sunday December 29th
  • If between December 29th and January 29th you decide you cannot participate, we are unable to issue a refund of your deposit. Any funds in addition to the deposit submitted may be fully or partially refunded at our discretion. 
  • If between December 29th and January 29th we are forced to cancel the event due to outside circumstances outside of our control, we can only refund or credit 50% of your deposit.
  • We encourage you to read our terms and conditions here. The submission of your deposit is acceptance of our terms.